"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. So here's a thing I'm gleefully looking forward to: William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back, by Ian Doescher (Quirk Books, 18 March 2014).
Return to the star-crossed galaxy far, far away as the brooding young hero, a power-mad emperor, and their jesting droids match wits, struggle for power, and soliloquize in elegant and impeccable iambic pentameter. Illustrated with beautiful black-and-white Elizabethan-style artwork, these two plays offer essential reading for all ages.
Cover and description from Fantastic Fiction.
Because seriously, how could I not be entranced by this? I loved William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope with a love that only other geeks could understand; especially those in the section of a Venn diagram showing the overlap of English lit geeks, Star Wars geeks, and theater geeks. I'm told that it's actually really fun to get together with a bunch of like-minded friends, assign parts, and do a table reading of it, but I don't have enough theatrical types in my circle of friends, alas.